The UK in a Changing Europe and Oxford Human Rights Hub briefing: The Continuing Impact of Brexit on Equality Rights

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‘UK equality law has grown in a vibrant interactive relationship with EU law.’

This is according to an April 2018 briefing (pdf) from the UK in a Changing Europe and Oxford Human Rights Hub on Brexit and equality law.

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Child Rights Alliance for England and partners briefing: Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU Withdrawal Bill

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‘Preserving Charter rights is particularly important in relation to children and young people.’

This is according to the April 2018 joint briefing (pdf) from the Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on the importance of retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.

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House of Commons Library research briefing: Mental Health Statistics in England – Prevalence, Services and Funding

Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.

This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).

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House of Commons Library briefing paper: Brexit – The Draft Withdrawal Agreement

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The draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement indicates that agreement has been reached on citizens’ rights. Nevertheless, EU/UK citizens’ groups still believe that significant outstanding issues related to citizens’ rights remain.

This is according to the March 2018 research briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.

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Equality Impact Investing blog: Social Investment – Is it Perpetuating or Challenging Inequality and Discrimination?

Owen Dowsett from the Dartington Hall Trust’s Centre for Social Justice Innovation published a March 2018 blog on the Equality Impact Investing (EII) Project.

This project aims to better understand and improve the extent to which the UK social investment sector is tackling discrimination and advancing equality and human rights.

EDF are contributing to the development of this important project.

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Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law article: Socio-Economic Equality Duties and the Pupil Premium

Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.

This is according to the March 2018 article (PDF) by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.

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